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Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated lyrics

Hope dangles on a string,
Like slow spinning redemption.
Winding in and winding out,
The shine of it has caught my eye.

And roped me in,
So mesmerizing,
So hypnotizing.
I am captivated, I am

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right.
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
But I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
The things you swore, you saw yourself.

So clear like the diamond in your ring,
Cut to mirror your intention.
Over sized and overwhelmed,
The shine of which has caught my eye.

And rendered me,
So isolated,
So motivated.
I am certain now that I am

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
But I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
The things you swore, you saw yourself.

So turn up the corners of your lips,
Part them and feel my finger tips,
Trace the moment, fall forever.

Defense is paper thin.
Just one touch and I'll be in,
Too deep now to ever swim,
Against the current.

So let me slip away, so let me slip away,
So let me slip away, so let me slip against the current.
So let me slip away, so let me slip away,
So let me slip away, so let me slip away.

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right.
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
But I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
The things you swore, you saw yourself.

Slight hope dangles on a string,
Like slow spinning redemption



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    nelnelDec 18, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    Vindicated means to set free, to provide justification. Its talking about a guy who loves this girl. He feels justified to her presense of love, where he finds himself screwing things up with her. His interest of words is so bluntly spoken, that his hope is dangling for her to grab a hold of. The love he has for her is "like slow spinning redemption," showing him that he still has hope left to help redeem himself to get that second chance at love with her. He feels selfish for the things he has done and he is seeing in himself, the things she swore she saw. The unwanted things that he had that she didn't want. Believing that he will make this work the second time around. "cleaning up so well" following the positive things he has done to get to her.
    Expos, Ms. Lee. I took so long but I did it. Yay!
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    SadafumiDec 11, 2008 at 11:55 am
    Vindicated means justified. "Vindicated" is about a guy who is at conflict with what is right, and a girl's hope. "Hope dangles on a string, like slow spinning redemption" means there is hope; a chance to redeem himself. "The shine of it has caught my eye;" the opportunity to redeem has caught his interest. "So mesmerizing, so hypnotizing, I am captivated;" he is drawn to hope. The chorus, "vindicated, I am selfish …you swore, you saw yourself" shows the conflict between what is right: vindicated, and feeding hope. "So clear…your ring" refers to what the girl saw in him, and circuitously implies the girl is married or engaged; creating juxtaposition, and transition. "Cut to mirror your intention;" the ring reflects her intentions. "Oversized and overwhelmed...caught my eye;" the ring bothers him. "And rendered me, so isolated, so motivated" shows what the ring did to him. "Defense is paper…the current;" he can turn back after getting so deep. "Let me slip away" means let go of me; don't hope. The song ends with "Slight hope…like slow spinning redemption." This line brings the song full circle, and creates irony: she still has hope.
    Expos, yay Lee!
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    I don't know what the writer intended and I've listened to this song many times. It wasnt until this week that I got in a huge fight with a really close friend, and nearly lost that friendship, but I was so angry that I just didn't know how I was going to get over it. This song was right on target with those feelings and what happened which I wont explain.
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    susiepunkJun 17, 2009 at 8:10 am
    The meaning of this song is about him wanting a girl that is engaged and he feels bad for having the feelings he does but he can't help it he has to have her. Second verse explains it all about the ring that is oversized shes overwhelmed that site of which has caught my eye. Meaning he knows its not what she wants. The I am selfish I am wrong is him admitting its wrong to have those feelings. Then when he said I am right. Means he knows she should be with him. Defense is paper thin one touch and ill be in to deep now to ever swim against the current so let me slip away means. Given any opportunity he's never be able to give up on the hope of having her love. So let him slip away. Basically saying bring it on biatch.
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    kirsch10Dec 1, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    This song is about how a boy hoping for someting good to come along. He's regretful of screwing things up with this gril he's in love with and sees that he had a chance but didn't take it and should have at least tried. He thinks of himself as sick and being wrong and right at the same time. Being wrong about the gril not liking him but right about taking a chance. He's trying to clean up for her but live his life because if he does he can get another chance and still be able to live his life. He's seeing the things that hte girl saw and didn't want to be bothered with a changing. He motivates himself to being with her. Then he kisses her and he doesn't want the momenet to ever end and finally he takes his second chance and gets with her. Yet his hope tangles on astring he plans to make it work. Meaning his hope is thin but the little bit of hope he wanted is still there even though it took so long it was worth it.
    -cris10-.

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